Investigating Slowness as a Frame to Design Longer-Term Experiences with Personal Data: A Field Study of Olly

@article{Odom2019InvestigatingSA,
  title={Investigating Slowness as a Frame to Design Longer-Term Experiences with Personal Data: A Field Study of Olly},
  author={William Odom and Ron Wakkary and Jeroen Hol and Bram Naus and Pepijn Verburg and Tal Amram and Amy Yo Sue Chen},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2019}
}
We describe the design and deployment of Olly, a domestic music player that enables people to re-experience digital music they listened to in the past. Olly uses its owner's Last.FM listening history metadata archive to occasionally select a song from their past, but offers no user control over what is selected or when. We deployed Olly in 3 homes for 15 months to explore how its slow pace might support experiences of reflection and reminiscence. Findings revealed that Olly became highly… 

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